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Superintendent Search Update (pdf)
The search for a new Superintendent has been completed! Fair Haven welcomes Mr. Sean McNeil, who will be joining our district in July. Please read the attached letter from Mr. Padula, our Board President, with provides information about Mr. McNeil's credentials and experience.
FH Strategic Planning Update 4.14.16
It is great enthusiasm that I announce that the final phase of our Strategic Planning process begins tonight! With all of the information collected over a five-month period, we now begin the writing process. As required by our consultants from EIRC, these final sessions are to be conducted in a small-group setting, no more than 25 or so participants, including Board of Education members, administrators, staff and community representatives.
Fair Haven Strategic Planning Survey Results Analysis (pdf)
As part of our strategic planning process, a community survey was conducted by EIRC from February 29 through March 31st of this year, with 165 surveys returned. Focus groups reflected diversity of opinion and positions regarding the current status and future of the Fair Haven Public Schools and articulated some interesting, thought provoking, and in some cases almost unanimous agreement on the current and future direction of the district.
An analysis of this survey is now available below.
FH Schools Lead Testing Results (pdf)
Earlier in March, Fair Haven Schools contracted CQI Water Treatment to conduct an independent domestic water lead (Bp) testing at both of our schools. Their March 28, 2016 testing found that none of the samples taken in both of our schools detected above the minimum detection levels.
PowerSchool Parent Portal will close on Friday, April 29th to prepare for Interim Notices. It will re-open on Friday, May 13th
Fair Haven Strategic Planning Community Survey
Fair Haven Public Schools have undertaken a strategic planning process for the purpose of defining the decisions and actions that shape and guide the future direction for the school district over the next several years. The planning process includes targeted and prioritized action steps to move the district forward. One of the most important components to making this a successful effort is community input – before the plan is developed. A short survey to assist in providing community thoughts on public education in Fair Haven was conducted recently and closed at days end on March 31st.
Thank you for lending your voice to public education in Fair Haven!
OPEN SLOTS STILL AVAILABLE - PreK Registration - An Integrated Program
Our district also offers an integrated PreK program. You can view more details here and begin applying now.
Kindergarten Registration Is Now Open
It's the most wonderful time of the year! We are so excited to announce our Kindergarten online registration process has begun! Please use this Kindergarten Registration form to express your interest in our comprehensive program.
2014-15 ABR Self-Assessment Score (pdf)
As part of New Jersey’s updated Anti-Bullying law, Fair Haven Public Schools have been graded on their efforts to comply with the regulations to protect students from harassment and create a safe school climate. Statewide, the scores range from 0 to 78. Our school district received a grade of 76. It is an average of the total scores of both of our schools in the district. Knollwood scored a 74, while Sickles scored a 77.
Please review the PDF files below. One is the official state report, the other a district-created spreadsheet that is an easier read, the third an NJDOE memo on guidance for grading schools and districts.
The scores are based on a 20-page self-assessment that rates performance in eight areas, including prevention, staff training, student curriculum and instruction, and reporting and investigation procedures.
NJDOE School Self-Assessment, 2014-15 District & School Grade Report (pdf)
2015 PARCC Data Presentation to BOE (pdf)
On December 16, 2015, members of the Administrative Team presented before the Board a report on our 2015 PARCC results.
2015 Fair Haven Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (pdf)
The comprehensive annual financial report of the Fair Haven School district of the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015 and has been submitted to the Board of Education.
The comprehensive annual financial report is presented in four sections: introductory, financial, statistical, and single audit. The introductory section includes this transmittal letter, the District's organization chart and a list of principal officials. The financial section includes the general purpose financial statements and schedules, as well as the auditor's report thereon. The statistical section includes selected financial and demographic information generally presented on a multi-year basis.
The District is required to undergo and annual single audit in conformity with the provisions of the Single Audit Act of 1984 and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget ('OMB') Circular A-133. "Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations", and the State Treasury Circular Letter 04-04 OMB. 11 Single Audit Policy for Recipients of Federal Grants, State Grants and State Aid" Information related to this single audit including the auditor's report on compliance and on internal control over financial reporting and findings and questioned costs are included in the single audit section of this report.
Fair Haven Schools Selected Into the innovateNJ Community
Fair Haven School District selected as one of seventeen districts from the State of New Jersey to become part of the ever-growing innovateNJ Community. After a lengthy and rigorous application process, seventeen districts were selected to become part of this vibrant community leading the way in innovative practices throughout the state of New Jersey. The members were selected based on their established innovative practices across all schools in their district.
innovateNJ is New Jersey's initiative to support innovation and practice by fostering sharing and collaboration, cultivating projects, and convening practitioners and partners. Our active participation in innovateNJ will help facilitate next-generation instructional practices that will promote and heighten the college and career readiness levels of our students.
2015-16 BOE & District Goals (pdf)
At the September 16, 2015 Board of Education meeting the BOE President and Superintendent of Schools announced this school year's Board and District Goals for the 2015-16 school year.
A Message to our Community - Strategic Planning's Vision 2020 (pdf)
The Fair Haven School District will embark on a strategic planning initiative that engages employees, parents, students, community members, business owners, and government leaders in the future planning of our school system. We would love for our community members to be a part of the process!
2016-17 Calendar (Revised) (pdf)
At the September 16th Board of Education meeting, the BOE approved to revise the 2016-17 district calendar to reflect the correct dates of the 2016 NJEA Convention break. As a result, we are now in session on November 3 & 4, 2016 and closed on the 10th and 11th (2016).
Fair Haven Public Schools Designated as a “High Performing” district by QSAC
In the spring of 2013 the Fair Haven Public School District was designated as a “high performing” district from the results of NJ Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC).
Under QSAC, public school districts are evaluated in five key component areas of school district effectiveness - instruction and program, fiscal management, governance, operations, and personnel. Districts are required to go through the QSAC process every three years.
To view a copy of the Commissioner’s Letter, please click here.
Adverse consequences for school districts when students opt out of PARCC
WALL OF HONOR
It is with great pride that Knollwood School displays the pictures of graduates who are serving their country on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. These young men and woman have chosen sacrifice and service to their country and are not forgotten as they protect our way of life. This "Wall" reflects that dedication and honors their service. In a continuing effort to keep this display current the committee reaches out to the community to solicit any information about Knollwood graduates who are currently serving.
Public Questionnaire on School Needs
The Fair Haven School District is currently engaged in an effort to assess educational, operational and facility needs in the district and exploring solutions for improvement. This is expected to take the form of a future referendum. Your input via our questionnaire over the past two months has been greatly appreciated. The data will be shared at a later time on our website, under our Strategic Planning page.
BOE Approves Calendars for 2015-16 & 2016-17 School Years (pdf)
At our February 25, 2015 Board of Education meeting, the district calendars for both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years were approved.
We thank both the Rumson Elementary and RFH leadership teams, and their Board members, for their collaboration and time.
PARCC Parent Letter (pdf)
Attached is a letter addressing questions that have been asked to our district directly, or that we have heard around the community. If you have specific questions that are not answered within the letter, please contact your child's school principal. Thank you.
Your Local School Board, Your Students and PARCC: Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
New Jersey Department of Health Fact Sheets - Meningitis and HPV
The New Jersey Department of Health requires public schools to annually distribute health information to parents. Attached please find a Meningitis Fact Sheet for parents of students entering sixth grade and a HPV fact sheet for parent of seventh graders.
Absence Reporting Phone Numbers
To report absences call: Knollwood 732-559-0007 or Sickles 732-559-0008
NJDOE Guidance on Grading Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (pdf)
The mission of the Fair Haven School District, a small caring community that values education, is to provide students with a broad academic foundation based on the New Jersey and Common Core State Standards, to nurture their talents and abilities, and to inspire them to become life-long learners.
District Anti-Bullying Specialists
Sickles Anti-Bullying Specialist: Pamela Greenhall, 732-741-6151/ email@example.com.
Knollwood Anti-Bullying Specialist: Cara Remmert, 732-747-0320/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Kathy Elgrim, 732-747-0320/ email@example.com.
Fair Haven School District Homeless Liaison
Our school district's homeless liaison is Ms. Cara Remmert. She can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (732)747-0320.
2014-2015 Budget (pdf)
Our 2014-15 school year budget was approved by our Board of Education and Executive County Superintendent. Please click on "More" to view the user-friendly version.
Support for Families from the New Jersey Department of Education
As parents or guardians, you want nothing more than an excellent education for your children. At the NJ Department of Education, we want nothing more than to help you achieve this!
We have created a family-focused web site at www.NJFamilies.com with resources to help you support your child’s education, and navigate your school system. We have also opened a “Help Desk” which can be reached through the parent menu option of our toll-free number: 877-900- 6960.
Let’s work together for the good of our children. Please sign up for our mailing list on our web site at http://families.nj.gov/. We look forward to helping you help your children.
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